Author Archives: Michael Johnston

Music of AGO Founders Still in Print

Music of AGO Founders Still in Print You might say that this post is all about the music from the Founders which is actually not in print. Each year, I make a request to all publishers of organ music to … Continue reading

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Fast Delivery to the UK

“The music arrived in the UK three days after it was posted! Superb print quality and nice weight of paper. So pleased with this service!” —United Kingdom

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New Recording of Forest Vesper

New Recording of Forest Vesper I have added a new recording by Marko Hakanpää ont the Grönlund organ  in St Michael’s Church, Turku, Finland. See the music and listen to this sensitive performance of this nocturne on this page. Forest … Continue reading

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In the Good old Summertime

In the Good Old Summertime How about some music to celebrate this season? Large sections of our country have been devastated by nature this Summer but still we go on with our concerts and services. A great example of rebounding … Continue reading

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A Popular Thunderstorm

A Popular Thunderstorm From The Folio, December 1884. Notice that T P Ryder played “The Thunderstorm” in concert five hundred times before it was published in 1880. Wow! Read more about this brilliant concert piece on my page of the … Continue reading

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Holberg Suite on Pipedreams

Holberg Suite on Pipedreams I was delighted to hear Michael Barone speak of the impact of Richard Ellsasser’s recording of his transcription on a Baldwin. You may not like the sound, but the dry studio recording shows absolutely every technical … Continue reading

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Kimball in Worcester Auditorium to Be Used Again (video)

Worcester Auditorium Roars Back to Life to Sound of Organ Read the current story of this “7,500-pipe Kimball Organ, which has recently been refurbished for performances later this year.” Its maintenance has been infrequent and the full cost to bring … Continue reading

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Conklin Reed Organ Museum Going Strong

Volunteers at the Conklin Reed Organ Museum Read about and watch a video from this great collection of reed organs. These folks really know how to use their volunteers! Reed organs aren’t expensive, whether you buy them or buy the … Continue reading

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Robert Elmore Biography Added

I’ve added the biography of Robert Elmore written by Robert Plimpton, one of his students, and included in some of my restorations of Elmore’s music. See it on my page of biographies. michaelsmusicservice.com Biographies

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Learn More About Garth Edmundson

Learn More About Garth Edmundson I am pleased to report information that resulted from a few inquiries made by John Apple about Garth Edmundson. His name is not one you’re likely to find in your music history text or music … Continue reading

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